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TOP SPORTING EVENTS: FEBRUARY 17-27

The men’s volleyball showdown between UCSB and Brigham Young tonight (Thurs., Feb. 17) and Friday night has been moved to the Thunderdome from Robertson Gym because of a leaky roof at the older facility. The matches between the No. 4-ranked Gauchos (6-4 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, 8-5 overall) and No. 2-ranked BYU (6-2, 10-3) will begin at 7 p.m.

The Gaucho men’s basketball team defeated Cal State Fullerton 86-71 Wednesday night and will return to the Thunderdome on Saturday night for a non-conference game against Boise State. The women’s team will host Seattle University on Sunday afternoon.

Top-seeded Dos Pueblos High won its 64th consecutive girls water polo game over Canyon of Anaheim by a 19-2 score Wednesday in the first round of the CIF Division I playoffs. The Chargers will travel to Edison of Huntington Beach for a quarterfinal match Friday. Santa Barbara, a 13-2 winner over Palos Verdes, will travel to Corona del Mar. The other six teams in the quarter-finals, besides the Chargers and Dons, are in Orange County.

San Marcos and Bishop Diego won their opening-round games in the boys basketball playoffs. Both teams will hit the road Friday, the Royals to Bonita in La Verne, and the Cardinals to California Lutheran in the Riverside County town of Wildomar.

D.C. United, the Major League Soccer team that plays an exhibition against the UCSB Gauchos on Tuesday night, has signed former U.S. national team forward Charlie Davies for the coming season. Davies, who was seriously injured in a fatal car accident 16 months ago, is on loan from the French club FC Sochaux. Davies joins former UCSB star Chris Pontius in United’s forward line. Davies scored on an assist from Pontius in a 4-0 preseason victory over Trinidad and Tobago’s under-20 national team in Florida last week. Admission will be free to the match at UCSB’s Harder Stadium.

Thursday, February 17

College baseball – British Columbia at Westmont, 2 p.m.

College softball – Bakersfield at SBCC, Pershing Park, 2:30 p.m.

High school girls soccer – CIF playoffs: Mira Costa at Dos Pueblos, 3 p.m.; Santa Barbara at Westlake, 3 p.m.; Gladstone at Cate, 3 p.m.; Sacred Heart Jesus at Laguna Blanca, 3 p.m.

High school girls basketball – CIF playoffs: Santa Barbara at Kennedy, 7 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at St. Mary’s Academy, 7 p.m.; Bishop Diego at Pomona Catholic, 7 p.m.; Carpinteria at Marymount, 7 p.m.; Laguna Blanca at Chadwick, 7 p.m.; Calvary Chapel at Cate, 7 p.m.; Providence Hall at Coast Union, 7 p.m..

College women’s basketball – UCSB at Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m.

College men’s volleyball – BYU at UCSB, Thunderdome, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 18

College baseball – Irvine Valley at SBCC, Pershing Park, 1 p.m.; La Salle at UCSB, 2 p.m.; Menlo at Westmont, 2 p.m.

High school girls water polo – CIF playoffs: Dos Pueblos at Edison, 5 p.m.; Santa Barbara at Corona del Mar, 5 p.m.

High school boys soccer – CIF playoffs: Chaminade at Santa Barbara, 3 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at Schurr, 3 p.m.; El Monte at Carpinteria, 3 p.m.; Wild Card at Cate, 3 p.m.; Laguna Blanca at Don Bosco Tech, 3 p.m.

High school boys basketball – CIF playoffs: San Marcos at Bonita, 7 p.m.; Bishop Diego at California Lutheran, 7 p.m.

College men’s volleyball – BYU at UCSB, Thunderdome, 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 19

College track & field – UCSB, Claremont Mudd Scripps, Pepperdine at Westmont, 10 a.m.

College women’s tennis – Cal State Northridge at UCSB, 12 p.m.

College baseball – Menlo at Westmont (2), 11 a.m.; La Salle at UCSB, 12 p.m.

High school girls basketball – CIF playoffs: Segerstrom at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.; Harvard-Westlake at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.

College women’s basketball – Westmont at San Diego Christian, 7:30 p.m.

College men’s basketball – Boise State at UCSB, 7 p.m.; Westmont at San Diego Christian, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 20

College baseball – La Salle at UCSB (2), 11 a.m.

College women’s basketball – Seattle at UCSB, 2 p.m.

Monday, February 21

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.

College baseball – Irvine Valley at SBCC, Pershing Park, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, February 22

College baseball – Westmont at UCSB, 2 p.m.; Long Beach City at SBCC, Pershing Park, 2 p.m.

High school girls soccer – CIF playoffs

High school boys basketball – CIF playoffs.

College women’s basketball – Westmont at Fresno Pacific, 5:30 p.m.

College men’s basketball – Westmont at Fresno Pacific, 7:30 p.m.

Soccer – D.C. United at UCSB, Harder Stadium, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 23

High school boys soccer – CIF playoffs.

High school girls water polo – CIF Division I semifinals at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine.

High school girls basketball – CIF playoffs.

Thursday, February 24

College baseball – Fresno Pacific at Westmont (2), 10 a.m.

High school girls soccer – CIF quarterfinals.

College women’s basketball – Long Beach State at UCSB, 7 p.m.

College women’s basketball – UCSB at Cal State Northridge, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 25

High school boys soccer – CIF quarterfinals.

High school boys basketball – CIF semifinals.

Saturday, February 26

College women’s tennis – Cal Poly at UCSB, 12 p.m.

College men’s tennis – San Diego State at UCSB, 1 p.m.

College softball – East L.A. at SBCC, 10 a.m.; L.A. Mission at SBCC, 2 p.m.

College women’s basketball – Cal State Northridge at UCSB, 2 p.m.; Concordia at Westmont, 5:30 p.m.

College men’s basketball – UCSB at Long Beach State, 4 p.m.; Concordia at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.

Roller Derby – Mission City Brawlin’ Betties vs. Santa Cruz Derby Girls, Earl Warren Showgrounds, 5 p.m.

High school girls water polo – CIF Division I final at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine, 6:30 p.m.

High school girls basketball – CIF semifinals.

Sunday, February 27

College men’s tennis – Hawaii at UCSB, 12 p.m.

Monday, February 28

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.

FOR RUNNERS

Sunday, February 27 – Independent Roses en la Playa 5K, Leadbetter Beach, 9 a.m. sbactionpro.com.

Saturday, March 5 – Shamrock 5 Miler, UCSB West Campus, 9 a.m. ucsbruns.com.

Saturday, April 2 – Montecito Half Marathon. active.com.

Saturday, April 16 – Chardonnay 10 Miler/5K, Loma Alta and Shoreline Drive, a.m. sbactionpro.com.

Friday-Saturday, April 29-30 – Santa Barbara Endurance Races (100 mile, 100K, 50 mile, 50K, 35K, 25K 15K), Rancho Oso, 6 a.m. sber.co.

Saturday, April 30 – Gaucho Gallop, 10K/5K, UCSB Harder Stadium, 9 a.m. ucsbruns.com.



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